Board of Directors
Jessica Davenport and Kyle Davenport are Founder and Co-Founder of Kruzn' for a Kure Foundation
Kyle and Jessica Davenport are husband and wife and the parents of Kruz Davenport and Paizlee Davenport who have SIOD and the inspiration for helping to find a cure for all children with SIOD. Kyle Davenport trained in 2006 at Concord Mold in Cullman, Alabama. He is a machinist and tool maker at Yusei Mold in Florence, Alabama. Jessica Davenport received her certification in Dental Hygiene in 2011. She practiced as a Dental Hygienist for four years until she received the devastating news that both of her children (Kruz and Paizlee) had SIOD. Kyle and Jessica are the Founder and Co-Founder of KRUZN FOR A KURE FOUNDATION. It is their goal to raise the money needed for research to find a cure for SIOD to prolong their children’s life and others who have this horrific disease.
Catherine Harrison is a 1989 graduate of The University of North Alabama with an Accounting Degree. She received her CPA license in 1991. Certificate #5197. In 1993, she opened her Accounting Office for public practice. She serves on the Board of Shoals Habitat for Humanity in Florence, Alabama.
Courtney Thompson is the co-owner of Nellie Mae Boutique located in downtown Tuscumbia, Alabama. Prior to opening Nellie Mae Boutique, Courtney was the Human Resources Coordinator at Helen Keller Hospital in Tuscumbia. She earned her BS in Human Resource Management and MBA from the University of North Alabama. Mrs. Thompson is actively involved in community affairs and in the revitalization efforts for downtown Tuscumbia.
Regina Clark is a native of Colbert County Alabama and attended the University of North Alabama. She worked as a secretary at Walker Waddell Realty and served ten years Champion Paper Mill. She became a Licensed Realtor in 1989 and works as a full time sales agent at Regina Coates Real Estate.
Bobby Joe Keenum
Bobby Joe Keenum is a graduate of Colbert County High School. He is the founding President and CEO of Joe Keenum Excavation and Construction Co Inc. since 1977. He is also the founding President of M K Materials, LLC since 2009. Between the two corporations, Mr. Keenum employees approximately 80 local individuals. He has been serving on the Lauderdale County Salvation Army Board since 2010. He is also an active member of Faith Church, where he serves in the capacity of an Usher.
Rodney Howard is a graduate of The University of North Alabama with a BS in Economics and Finance. He is also a graduate of The School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. Rodney was the founding Director and Executive Office of First Metro Bank in Muscle Shoals, AL in 1988. He has been President and CEO of first Metro Bank since 1992. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2008 by Governor Bob Riley. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Muscle Shoals Electric Board and serve on the Colbert County Industrial Development Board. He is a founder of the Muscle Shoals City Schools Education Foundation; a member of the UNA Sportsman Club; and serves on the Personnel committee of the Colbert Lauderdale Baptist Association.
Michelle Tiffin is a graduate from the University of Alabama with a degree in Communications. She held Securities Licenses (Series 6 & 63) before transitioning into retail employment where she owned and managed her own retail store. Then moved into department manager of a larger store.
Dr. Patrick Wilson
Dr Patrick Wilson, born Patrick Roger Wilson in Jasper, AL, is a dentist and owner of Wilson Dental Inc. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of North Alabama where he played football for the Lions. Dr Wilson graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2013 and the Veterans Affairs Hospital residency in Denver, Colorado in 2014 before returning to the Shoals to begin his dental practice.